The Polestar Farm Blog

Earth Wind and Fire

We left Tulip Springs at dawn and were estimating that we should add another 2 extra hours into our drive than the iPhone suggested. This was based on my hair raisin’ drive down Umptanumashtash Ridge, or whatever it is called. … Continued

Tulip Springs, days 2-4

Coming to Kennewick with Letty is a trip down her memory lane. Her knowledge of breakfast restaurants is thin… but she more than makes up for it by pointing out the 7-11 store that sold the most slurpees in 2012 … Continued

Out the door and on the road

I’m pretty sure that all my boarders have told me independently, that they will miss Moxee more than me. What does that say?? Hopefully it only means that they love that dog as much as I do. I’m not sure … Continued

Getting ready for the California Trip

Its that time of year where we are getting ready to jump-start the season by going to California. I love to get a few events completed early before I don the Organizer hat at Equestrians Institute HT in May. I don’t … Continued

Zulu Time

Right when you start feeling all fired up… the karma goddess reminds you of who is actually in charge. I got a new OTTB a month ago from Leigh Grey in Southern California. She is a rockstar eventing pinhooker, if … Continued

OTTB Madness

  First, let me give a big Congratulations to the participants of the Prodigious Fund’s 100 Day Thoroughbred Challenge.  Paige Wagter did an amazing job with the lovely gelding, King of the Sky. She took a horse with a lovely … Continued

Cochlear, the 2014 edition

Its been about 2 years since I wrote about Cochlear. The last blog was describing just how spooky and curious this little horse is, as he rose into his first training level event.  The bottom-line is that at nearly every … Continued

A romp through stats

Now that it is Prodigious Fund season, I am in an OTTB frame of mind. I have been a little slow in entering Ellie (The Last Say, the World-famous 2013 100-Day Challenge horse) into her first event. But I was … Continued


Experience is something you got, just when you needed it. I have always associated this phrase with an image of someone tipping forward over a drop fence, or coming into a one stride without enough canter. Those are moments where … Continued

Eat your heart out

It has been a long time since I blogged about the Polestar Iron Chef evenings. If you go back in the archives of this blog, you will see several entries describing past events and the winners. The whole point of … Continued